Is anyone familiar with Vonage?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Brian Merlini, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. I'm thinking of ditching Verizon in favor of Vonage but I keep thinking
    there's got to be a catch.

    Is there? What are the pros and cons of Vonage?
     
    Brian Merlini, Jan 9, 2005
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  2. Brian Merlini

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    On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 16:47:11 GMT, Brian Merlini <>
    wrote:

    |> I'm thinking of ditching Verizon in favor of Vonage but I keep thinking
    |> there's got to be a catch.
    |>
    |> Is there? What are the pros and cons of Vonage?



    For a comparisons:
    http://www.dslreports.com/gbu
    and
    http://www.dslreports.com/zagat




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    , Jan 9, 2005
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  3. On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 17:03:43 GMT, wrote:

    > On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 16:47:11 GMT, Brian Merlini <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >|> I'm thinking of ditching Verizon in favor of Vonage but I keep thinking
    >|> there's got to be a catch.
    >|>
    >|> Is there? What are the pros and cons of Vonage?
    >
    >
    >
    > For a comparisons:
    > http://www.dslreports.com/gbu
    > and
    > http://www.dslreports.com/zagat


    I'm actually looking at it for phone service, not IS. Sorry for not being
    clearer.
     
    Brian Merlini, Jan 9, 2005
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  4. Brian Merlini

    Guest

    On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 17:27:57 GMT, Brian Merlini <>
    wrote:

    |> > For a comparisons:
    |> > http://www.dslreports.com/gbu
    |> > and
    |> > http://www.dslreports.com/zagat
    |>
    |> I'm actually looking at it for phone service, not IS. Sorry for not being
    |> clearer.

    Ya it would help, I just hope Dairy Queen caught this thread :)


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    , Jan 9, 2005
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  5. I was walking down the street, minding my own business, when on Sun,
    09 Jan 2005 17:41:08 GMT, screamed from
    behind the mulberry bush:

    >On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 17:27:57 GMT, Brian Merlini <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >|> > For a comparisons:
    >|> > http://www.dslreports.com/gbu
    >|> > and
    >|> > http://www.dslreports.com/zagat
    >|>
    >|> I'm actually looking at it for phone service, not IS. Sorry for not being
    >|> clearer.
    >
    >Ya it would help, I just hope Dairy Queen caught this thread :)


    I hope not. She'd find something to bitch about.
     
    Dr. Harvie Wahl-Banghor, Jan 9, 2005
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  6. On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 17:27:57 GMT, Brian Merlini <>
    wrote:

    >On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 17:03:43 GMT, wrote:
    >
    >> On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 16:47:11 GMT, Brian Merlini <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>|> I'm thinking of ditching Verizon in favor of Vonage but I keep thinking
    >>|> there's got to be a catch.
    >>|>
    >>|> Is there? What are the pros and cons of Vonage?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> For a comparisons:
    >> http://www.dslreports.com/gbu
    >> and
    >> http://www.dslreports.com/zagat

    >
    >I'm actually looking at it for phone service, not IS. Sorry for not being
    >clearer.


    That's strange. The top link (haven't checked the bottom one) gives
    lots of reviews of VOIP services. From reading those, the main issue
    with Vonage appears to be with theirtech support.
     
    Shane Matthews, Jan 9, 2005
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  7. On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 16:47:11 GMT, Brian Merlini <>
    wrote:

    >I'm thinking of ditching Verizon in favor of Vonage but I keep thinking
    >there's got to be a catch.
    >
    >Is there? What are the pros and cons of Vonage?


    For twenty seven bucks a month and change, I get unlimited calls to 50
    states and Canada. Period.

    Bonus: My mom is on a fixed income out of state. I selected her area
    and got a phone number that is local to her for five more bucks a
    month so she can call anytime (not that I'm here that much) and it's a
    local call for her.

    Bonus two: You can plug your Vonage box into a phone jack wherever
    your router/hub/modem is and put dial tone on two or three hundred
    feet of phone cable. This is a spacious four bedroom and my Vonage
    box lights up every jack in the house.

    The *catch* is that you've got to have reliable broadband and your
    upstream has to be clean and solid. Three of us have seven machines
    and two Vonage boxes on a 384 Comcast upstream without any problems.
    If you get 128 or less up, be sure to go to your Vonage page and set
    the quality to normal which uses only 30k. High quality chews up 90k!
    There really isn't much difference in the quality.

    Vonage recommends plugging the box in before the router, but I've used
    it on the router, a hub on the router, and a second router connected
    to the hub and never had a problem in any configuration.

    I'll even pass on the referral bonus by not telling you who I am. ;-)

    Anybody in here want a gmail account?

    Swill

    "As God is my witness, I'll never have POTS again!"

    --
    If electricity comes from electrons,
    does morality come from morons?
     
    Governor Swill, Jan 10, 2005
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